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Call it altering consciousness, call it getting high, or call it mindfulness.
The Book of Highs
Hoo boy. I have no words to describe this volume. This book is the equivalent of a null set — there's nothing of consequence inside. This isn't a book as much as it is a laundry list of two-hundred-fifty-five nouns that could arguably be said to affect one's consciousness but not necessarily with a straight face. Examples of the book's suggested ways to alter your consc. Examples of the book's suggested ways to alter your consciousness without drugs includes many fine suggestions such as spinning like a top — 16 , manual phosphene stimulation rubbing your eyes to see spots — 35 , paranoia 44 , demonic possession 53 , prolonged masturbation 77 , jumping up and down 94 , flagellation , skydiving , and video games As I read the list, I realized that the author had left off altering one's consciousness by hitting your thumb with a hammer.
But then I checked the list again, and bingo! There it was, listed as consciousness altering method number 41 — pain. And that's when I realized how thorough the author had in fact been.
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Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Blow Your Mindfulness An encyclopedia for the curious and courageous, The Book of Highs catalogs the hundreds of ways humans can alter consciousness, minus drugs and alcohol. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. Published April 17th by Workman Publishing Company first published More Details Other Editions 2. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about The Book of Highs , please sign up. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. Sort order. Dec 01, Connor Coyne rated it really liked it. I want to push back, gently, against the many negative reviews of this book. They seem to take the position that a lot of what is included here is nonsense; I don't disagree. There were a few entries here that had me rolling my eyes. It was interesting to read the author denounce certain practices as pseudo-scientific while proclaiming the merits of practices associated with other unscientific claims.
But to dwell upon this is to miss the spirit and mission of the book. On a practical level, is a I want to push back, gently, against the many negative reviews of this book. On a practical level, is anyone really looking for ways to expand their consciousness? On a more abstract level, even though it has been updated for a modern audience, this is still a book that was originally written in the early 70s, when "psychonauts" were experimenting with drugs and altered states as often as an approach to spirituality as as an endorphin rush.
The psychedelic cover of the book says just as much. So it is possible to read this book as a To Do list of ways to experience altered consciousness a much better word choice than "getting high" with its associations with euphoria and hallucination , but it is just as possible to read it as a dialogue about the nature of consciousness itself, and what it means to "alter" it.
In short, if you open this book looking for defects, you'll find plenty, but if you pick it up looking for some practical strategies to experience the world differently, and for an opportunity to ruminate on what this means, it's a worthwhile and engaging read. I'd write more, but I kind of want to start planning my Psychedelic Bathtub. Aug 18, David Ward rated it it was ok Shelves: read , non-fiction , self-help.
Apr 19, Karen Wright rated it did not like it. I received this book in exchange for a review. This was a waste of my time. I interviewed Mr. Rosenfeld and he's all about getting high, no matter how you want to do it. If drugs work for you, then you won't need this book.
I've never had a desire to get high, so when I asked the author whether he still thinks drugs are okay, given their harmful effects, he seems to think it's all okay if it works for you. The "ideas" in this book are simply things that people may take on as hobbies whether yoga I received this book in exchange for a review. The "ideas" in this book are simply things that people may take on as hobbies whether yoga, skydiving, meditation, etc Save your money and find a hobby or something you really enjoy.
If it's your passion and it makes you feel good, that's your high. Save your money and discover what you like to do -- and go do it and enjoy. But please don't do drugs. This is a re-release, so my guess is the author is hoping this will be more in line with today's culture in trying to legalize drugs and "do whatever you feel.
Perhaps I expected something else? This feels like reading an outline of writing ideas. I suppose it would be useful for discovering things you didn't know existed and getting a brief summary about each. I have to say that there were some interesting parts. Some of the chapters, er In the same section, you'll find "Changing your thermostat" along with "Trepanning" drilling literal holes in your head.
Maybe changing the name to "Catalog of Highs" would b Perhaps I expected something else? Maybe changing the name to "Catalog of Highs" would be more accurate. Anyways, kinda cool book. Dec 11, Madeline Rose rated it it was ok Shelves: adult-nonfiction. I was really hoping for more with this book. I think that problem was is that each way to alter consciousness deserved a book of its own, not just a page worth of information.
It felt rushed, half-hearted, and not researched well enough. There was offerings of further reading with I liked. This book was just a bite that was too much to chew for the author. Oct 31, Curious Reader rated it really liked it Shelves: , arc , non-fiction. A good self help book for drug addicts. I'm not but still I found this quite informative. It's nicely written. I like the format. Note: I received a free e-copy of the book via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.
Special thanks to the author for giving me a chance to read it. Jul 30, Patti rated it liked it Shelves: non-fiction. Reading through this book was a trip down memory lane. Over the years I have learned about and tried many of the alternative therapies in this book. Some worked, others no so much. Mar 24, Christopher Heckman rated it it was ok. Not really a book to be read, as skimmed through. I'm not sure that there was anything new to me here.
I picked it up because of Mathematics. Topology is the LSD of Mathematics. He did miss Neuro-Linguistic Programming, though. Jan 25, Anna Hargrave rated it it was amazing. Interesting and useful. Apr 24, Y.
The Book of Highs: 255 Ways to Alter Your Consciousness without Drugs
Ed Rosenfeld is a writer, editor, and consultant based in New York. A founding editor of Omni magazine, he has edited three volumes on neural networks, as well as Talking Nets: An Oral History of Gestalt Therapy , and co-written the libretto to the opera Huxley's Last Trip. As many drugs became illegal, he wrote The Book of Highs , first published in , to focus on ways to alter consciousness without drugs. Andrew Weil, M. He holds undergraduate and medical degrees from Harvard University.
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10 Ways to Alter Your Consciousness Without Drugs
An encyclopedic survey of all the ways humans try to achieve altered states of consciousness, The Book of Highs is a complete update of a book published in , after the government outlawed psychedelics. Methods derived from religious and mystic traditions—Transcendental Meditation, Tantric Sex. Modern mindfulness meets '70s nostalgia in this fully revised classic, packed with over activities to transcend the limits of ordinary consciousness without drugs.
I'm typically not one for altered states of consciousness. I don't do drugs. I've never been drunk. In fact, the only time I can claim to have been synthetically high was when, against my will, I was injected with Fentanyl moments before being put under for surgery and that high was not a pleasant experience. So, when I purchased a book Get High Now without drugs at a book sale, many of my friends and loved ones thought it extremely peculiar.
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By Edward Rosenfeld and Andrew Weil. The development of concentration—that is, our ability to direct our attention at will—is germane to many of the techniques and methods described in this book. We usually go through our days paying little attention to our environment. It is only occasionally that we actually take in a particular object, image, thought, or person. We fail, almost always, to concentrate.
Though it was only started five years ago as a UK charity campaign, the Dry January challenge is rapidly becoming a worldwide phenomenon. With a reported 3. So, to help my roomie and all other Dry January folk present and future, I decided to explore alternative, all-natural, and substance-free ways of getting fucked up that might provide them some mental escapism in this trying month. While some of the examples included were a bit of reach e. Unfortunately, the book doesn't always add much scientific or cultural information to explain or support why a particular activity is included. For instance, one of the entries suggests writing and reading haikus but never actually delves into what makes them mind-altering or differentiates them from poetry, which is included in the book as its own separate entry. With so little instructional assistance, it seemed that, if I wanted to know for sure what does and doesn't make for an all-natural high, I would have to choose a sampling to test and analyze myself.
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Цепная мутация, сэр. Я проделал анализ и получил именно такой результат - цепную мутацию. Теперь Сьюзан поняла, почему сотрудник систем безопасности так взволнован. Цепная мутация.
- Давайте ближе к сути дела. Агент Колиандер нажал несколько кнопок, и кадры стали сменяться быстрее. Люди на подиуме с нетерпением ждали, когда на экране появится их бывший сослуживец Энсей Танкадо. Ускоренное проигрывание видеозаписи придавало изображению некоторую комичность. Вот Танкадо вышел на открытое место и залюбовался открывшимся перед ним зрелищем.
Давайте скорее. Попробуем порыскать. ГЛАВА 125 - Сколько у нас времени? - крикнул Джабба. Техники в задней части комнаты не откликнулись. Все их внимание было приковано к ВР.
Элементарная ошибка, подумала Сьюзан, Стратмор, по-видимому, поменял местами поля информации, и Следопыт искал учетные данные совсем не того пользователя. Она завершила ввод данных и запустила Следопыта.